Marion Cotillard, in a black and white Alaia dress, and her Rust and Bone costar Matthias Schoenaerts attended a luncheon for their project at Brasserie Ruhlmann in NYC yesterday. It's already been a big week for Marion, who attended the Gotham Independent Film Awards in a Christian Dior dress on Monday night. She, along with Matt Damon, was honored with a Tribute award for her work in film. Marion's latest movie opened in limited release last week, and press duties have been keeping her in the spotlight. She's featured on the cover of W magazine's December issue and also recently participated in The Hollywood Reporter's actress roundtable.
Marion Cotillard was honored last night during AFI Fest in LA. Her latest movie, Rust and Bone, premiered during the annual film festival, and before the screening, Marion was chosen for a special tribute. The Oscar-winner reflected on her career as an actress as she accepted the honor. She told the audience she almost quit the profession completely in her 20s because she was frustrated by the unsatisfying roles that were coming her way. Before she moved on, her agent convinced her to take one last meeting, which turned out to be with director Tim Burton. Marion was cast in his film Big Fish, and she said that the chance to work with a creative force like Tim renewed her passion for her craft.
Marion wore a Dior gown last night and posed for pictures on the red carpet with her costar Matthias Schoenaerts. Rust and Bone is already receiving great reviews and earned an overwhelming round of applause at last night's screening. The movie interweaves the stories of Marion's character, a whale trainer, and Matthias's, a single father, as their paths unexpectedly cross.
Marion Cotillard and her handsome Rust and Bone costar Matthias Schoenaerts had a full first day at the Toronto International Film Festival, going right from press to their red carpet premiere on Thursday evening. In the movie, Marion plays a woman who loses her legs in an accident, and immediately after the first press screening Oscar buzz kicked in for the actress. The very handsome but less well-known Matthias also quickly garnered acclaim for his performance. Marion spoke about the sex scenes and role, saying, "The sex and the flesh is really part of the story, and it had to be in the movie. You know when you rediscover your body, love, life . . . there's something very deep and strong, and both characters are, I think, very sexy." Marion and Matthias stuck together at their official red carpet premiere and afterparty. Across town, Marion's The Dark Knight Rises costar Joseph Gordon-Levitt was showing off his own latest, Looper, and the two had a chance to connect at LAX before heading on their own TIFF journeys.
Marion Cotillard stood beside her handsome costar Matthias Schoenaerts at the press conference and photocall for De Rouille et d'Os (Rust and Bone) at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, today. Marion actually filmed the movie, which has her playing a whale trainer, nearby in France. We saw Marion stripped down for intense water scenes for the movie back when they shot it last Fall. Cannes is just the first stop on a crazy Summer ahead for Marion as she promotes The Dark Knight Rises. That promotional tour will kick into high gear soon, but for now she's focusing on this project in the glamorous location. Don't miss our updates from the festival, starting with all the pictures from day one of Cannes!